The heated debate on regulating churches in Kenya has pushed Kigumo MP Muturi Kigano to file a motion in the National Assembly compelling Attorney-General Kihara Kariuki to present a bill in the House within 90 days.
Mr Muturi’s motion will be considered by the Justice and Legal Affairs committee, which will then table a report in the House on the measures aimed at dealing with rogue pastors and churches in the country.
“The purpose of this proposal is to curtail theft from the public by certain individuals calling themselves ‘men of God’. We must regulate the industry because it has become a den of corruption, extortion and other social evils,” Mr. Kigano said.
The recent malpractices evident in Kenyans churches have caused an uproar on social media.
Dr. David Awuor was in the last weeks in a center of controversies after he was accused of brainwashing his followers in order to acquire their wealth.
Another controversial pastor Ng’ang’a was arrested on Sunday for threatening to kill Citizen TV journalist, Linus Kaikai.
Muturi affirmed that if the Attorney-General does not come up with the bill as contemplated in his motion, he will be forced to draft a private members’ bill, noting that the current law is weak and, therefore, cannot address the problems.
Gullible Christians will continue to be swayed by spiritual ‘vampires’ in the name of praying or prosperity by giving out everything they have.